Klimkin spoke about the candidates for the post of U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

Климкин рассказал о кандидатах на должность посла США в Украине

For the post of US Ambassador to Ukraine discusses the two candidates

The United States has two candidates for the post of Ambassador to Ukraine. The new diplomat is approved after approval in the Senate and the approval of the trump.

For the post of U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine is considered so far two candidates. This was in a big, foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said in an interview LB.ua.

“I know about the short list which so far two people”, – said Klimkin.

It does not rule out the emergence of other names. “All the people who will receive the support of the American President and the Senate, will suit us,” – said the diplomat.

He also said that the future Ambassador will have to get approval in the Senate, “and the hearings will be quite difficult. And as you get closer to the actual hot phase of the elections, these hearings can become even more interesting.”

The Minister also downplayed the role of Ambassador. “We have successfully come into contact with the American Embassy in Kiev, but the main things go directly with Washington. Therefore the Embassy is not an element for establishing contacts with the United States – we have switched to direct contacts and we like it,” – said Klimkin.

“Although I agree that in Ukraine there are people for whom the Embassy is a significant entity,” he added.

Earlier, the state Department confirmed the departure of the Ambassador of the USA in Ukraine. Marie Yovanovitch will leave his post along with the completion of office of the President of Petro Poroshenko.

Ukraine without US Ambassador. Jovanovic leaves Kiev


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